U.S. News & World Report came out with its engineering school rankings last week, with MIT grabbing the top spot among schools whose highest degree is a doctorate, and Harvey Mudd College tying with Rose-Hulman Institute for top honors among bachelor’s and master’s schools.
U.S. News, which publishes the rankings annually, listed 99 schools in its “doctorate programs” rankings and 100 schools at the bachelor’s- and master’s-level. The top five among doctorate schools were: MIT; Stanford; University of California-Berkeley; Cal Tech; and Georgia Tech. The top five among bachelor’s- and master’s-level schools were: Harvey Mudd; Rose-Hulman; Cooper Union; Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo; and the United States Military Academy.
The newsweekly also listed top schools in specialty areas, including aerospace, chemical, civil, computer engineering, industrial/manufacturing, mechanical, and electrical/electronic. The top schools in electrical/electronics were MIT in the doctorate category and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in master’s/bachelor’s. Those same two schools also topped the mechanical specialty list.
The U.S. News site requires that viewers pay to see the lists in their entirety. However, the top three schools in each area can be viewed for free.
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